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Delaware County Looking into Selling Old Bank Building

Delaware County is looking into selling the old bank building referred to as “the Annex”.

The County purchased the old Community Savings Bank building on East Main Street two years ago for just under $600,000, with the intent to renovate the building into office space for the Delaware County Treasurer’s and Auditor’s offices, as well as room for the county’s voting equipment. However, County Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs says they ran into an issue last year when the State Fire Marshal increased safety measures regarding sprinkler requirements – with the costs and work involved more than originally planned.

Helmrichs says the Board of Supervisors is now in the beginning stages of putting up the “annex” building for sale. On Monday, the Board approved a one-year contract with an opt-out option to maintain the elevator in the building, with hopes that will help make the building more marketable to prospective buyers.

In other Delaware County news, the Board has hired Landscapes by Child’s Play for around $11,000 to complete the landscaping at the new county jail – that includes installing a flag pole and irrigation too. Work is expected to start next week.

Work on D-5X is expected to start the second week in August. The contractor will be meeting with individual homeowners affected by the project.

And the County approved a fireworks permit for the Lake Delhi Recreation Facility and Water Quality District. The fireworks are planned for Saturday, August 14th for dusk, with the fireworks to be lit off at the Schmitt property in the Freddy’s Beach area.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH


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